Barns-Graham was fascinated by natural forms and landscapes, and the inspiration she drew from them is evident throughout her work. La Geria is a region in Lanzarote shaped by black lava rock. The artist first visited Lanzarote in the 1950s and worked from the island in the late 80s and early 90s. This late work demonstrates her continued interest in primeval topography.
The largest size variation we are able to offer this print in is 30 x 40 cm.
Lava Movement, La Geria
Date of work
Crayon and acrylic on paper 77.1 x 96.1 cm ©Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust
Born in St Andrews, Scotland, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham moved to St Ives in 1940, where she became an influential figure in the group of modernist artists based in the town. Her paintings fused abstraction with representational imagery, often inspired by the dramatic Cornish landscapes and other places she visited. She was concerned with capturing the emotion of a place; of describing not just the formal qualities of landscape but the feelings evoked. From the 1960s, her work became markedly abstract, defined by strong geometric forms and a powerful dynamism. Later paintings were freer and more expressionistic.